LOCATION: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Overall length: 36'
Waterline length: 27'6"
: 14,400 pounds
Ballast: 5000 pounds lead
style: modified full
: 37-70 gallons (most 40)
: 60-100 gallons (most 80)
Sail area: ketch
: 604 s.f.
Theoretical hull speed
: 7.027 knots
to waterline length ratio: 309.112
Beam to length ratio: .306
Sail area to displacement ratio: 16.361
screening value: 1.81 (A lower value indicates a more stable boat
; the screening value must be under 2.00 in order to be offshore-capable)
The Princess 36, built by Allied Boat
Company in Catskill, New York
, is a robust character ketch
that does not pretend to be anything other than a simple, comfortable blue-water cruising boat. For a boat of its size and era, the Princess has a very roomy interior
with standing headroom
well over 6 feet.
The Princess, thanks to its shoal-draft keel
, is a near-perfect family
cruising boat for skinny-water cruising grounds like Chesapeake Bay
, the Florida Keys
, or the Bahamas
. It will serve admirably, too, as a coastal cruiser in any deep-water locale. With its stout construction and easy motion it is also an excellent blue-water cruiser.
Waterbird was just hauled out June, 2014, for a complete bottom job including a new: cutlass bearing, transmission
, dripless stuffing box, shaft coupler, air conditioner.
She has a Lectra San system, desalinization equipment
, Television, you name it!
All of her systems are working properly, and she is in great shape for her age.
Waterbird comes with many sailing accessories and extra parts
. She has a new Windless, Roller Furling
. She us un Bristol Condition (almost! everyone abuses that description!)